Book Week 2021 is shaping up to be similar to Book Week 2020 for many – which is to say that parades and author talks are being held online.
But that’s not to say that dressing up as your favourite character is out of vogue.
Not at all.
Nothing breaks up the monotony of lockdown life quite like donning a cloak, putting a blue stripe in your hair or making yourself an alpaca mask.
And there are still parades to attend, face to face in many states and schools and online in others. In fact, we’ll be holding one online in the Your Kid’s Next Read community next Friday with prizes to win. Join us now for details and to take part!
Plus, ideas for simple Book Week costumes never go out of style.
With that in mind, I asked the Australian children’s literature community to share posts (blog or social media) that show us how to recreate their characters for Book Week. And I got some brilliant new responses.
Australian authors share Book Week costume ideas for their books
I’ve listed the author’s name and then the book inspiration. Click the book name for details of the characters and how to create them at home.
I’m Allison Tait, aka A.L. Tait, and I’m the author of two epic middle-grade adventure series, The Mapmaker Chronicles and The Ateban Cipher, and a new ‘almost history’ detective series called the Maven & Reeve Mysteries (you’ll find book #1 THE FIRE STAR here).
My new novel, The Wolf’s Howl (Maven & Reeve #2) is out now!
I’m also co-host of the top-rating Your Kid’s Next Read podcast, which is all about books and reading for kids of all ages.